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>> we should stay dry this morning. in fact, we're getting sunlight before sunrise this morning, starting to see the skies brighten up a little bit. we'll get sunshine before the clouds take over. yardley, 70 degrees this afternoon. the lehigh valley, easton is 55 degrees, much warmer than yesterday. scattered clouds move into easton at this hour. in spite of those clouds we get enough to warm us to 73. that's by 11:00 this morning. philadelphia, in the 60s right now. look at the warmup we'll see today. temperatures that will climb to 80 degrees in philadelphia. as the temperatures move up, the clouds move in. 78 degrees, a chance of showers and thundershowers at the jersey shore, run cooler, 67. look at the warmup for the lehigh valley and delaware. you'll want to take an umbrella with you during the day today and into the evening hours. there's even a chance that some areas will see a shower first thing this weekend. that's the seven-day forecast with a look ahead. that's always scrolling at the bottom of the screen when i'm on
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the air. we'll take a look at your day hour by hour when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> we have a few problems out there this morning, one out in franconia township, there's a vehicle fire that had all lanes closed on the northeast extension of the pa turnpike headed southbound around h harleysville overpass. your alternate is to take route 309. route 309 isn't backed up at this moment. also, out thereç watching construction. kelly drive eastbound between hunting park avenue and fountain green drive. the left lane is still closed. you can expect backups at least construction crews in the area. this is the schuylkill expressway around the conshohocken curve. no problems in either direction right now. eastbound or westbound, this drive time into center city still okay, from the blue route to the vine, 12 minutes, speeds into the 60s. tracy? a medical examiner plans to perform an autopsy on pop icon prince to determine how he died. he was found unresponsive in an
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elevator at his home in minnesota yesterday. emergency personnel were unable to revive him. he was 57 years old. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> prince is being remembered for many popular songs including "when doves cry." the songer born prince rogers nelson won seven grammys, a golden globe and an academy awa award. he was inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame in 2004. many people gathered in downtown minneapolis to celebrate his life and music. he filmed a large portion of his movie "purple rain" at the club and recorded several songs live there. a bridge was lit like purple rain in minneapolis. sfraen city hall was also hit with prince's signature color and portland's water front
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ferris wheel was also lit with the royal color. reaction has been pouring in from the music community. >> songwriter kenny gamble says prince is one of the elite musical talents of all time. >> he's one of those great talents that only come along every now and then, once a generation, you know, like michael jackson. >> gamble went on to say the two weren't close but he did meet prince on a few occasions calling him unique, unusual and flamboyant. we'll have continuing coverage on the life and death of prince right here on our air and on the nbc 10 app. that's where you can see prince's life in pictures, along with reactions and celebrations of his life. meanwhile, new from overnight, philadelphia police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcycle driver. investigators say the motorcycle slammed into a car's passenger's side. this happened just after 10:30
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on whitaker avenue last night in crescentville. witnesses told police the motorcycle went through a red light. the driver of the car was not hurt. this morning in wilmington, new castle county, a 16-year-old girl is dead after she was in a fight after her high school. now police are trying to find out how it all happened. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in wilmington this morning. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: vai, good morning. that investigation is still very much on going at this hour. what we know officially at the moment is that that girl was inside of a bathroom here at the howard high school of technology when she was assaulted by two other girls. now at the steps of the high school last night is where students gathered to console one another. they also wanted to show their support to the family of their 16-year-old classmate. there were a lot of hugs, a lot of tears, a lot of people asking why. it was somewhere around 8:15 yesterday morning when the victim, a 16-year-old sophomore student was assaulted. the victim was so badly injured
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that she had to be flown to a hospital where she died of her injuries. students who knew her are telling us they heard this fight was all over a boy. >> to hear that a girlç losing her life over a boy, i mean, you could have thought of a different way instead of fighting. >> reporter: police took over the investigation. we talked to one student at the vigil last night. we also talked to a youth outreach leader who knew the victim from her participation in his group. >> it hurts when you know her personally. she wasn't one of my students that's out in the streets like that. that just wasn't her. >> people upset and crying and it's something that really needs to change. this event is so horrible and it's touched so many people. it's something that can never happen again. >> and police were on campus for several hours yesterday as they
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collected evidence, gathered witnesses together, again, police have not announced any charges. a cause of death has yet to be determined. that's something we'll be looking out for later today. reporting live in wilmington, delaware, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. 5:36 and 63 degrees outside. local and national leaders are taking new steps to fight the heroin epidemic. >> delaware governor jack markell signed a bill to create a drug overdose review commission. members will examine facts and circumstances surrounding death that result from prescription, opioid, and heroin overdoses. based on reviews they'll make recommendations to the state to how to prevent deaths. there are several bills designed to reform the
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prescription process of opioids and come up with alternatives for incarceration for low-level drug offenders. an nbc 10 digital exclusive generation addicted takes a hard look at the heroin epidemic. you'll find it now on nbc 10's app and on our website at nbc10.com. happening today, jews in our area and around the world begin observing the passover holiday at sundown. the week-lodge holiday commemorates the israelites exodus from slavery in ancient egypt. in keeping with tradition, observant jus abstain with eating levain bread for the duration of the holiday. >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. 5:37. it is warm this morning. 50s and 60s. south jersey, the jersey shore, philadelphia, delaware, into the low 60s right now. the pennsylvania suburbs and lehigh valley have been cooling down. we've been largely cloud-free
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this morning and free of any rain through the morning hours for most of the area. there will be showers developing during the day. delaware, 55 in harmony. newark is at 58 degrees. look at wilmington, just a degree below 60 degrees at this hour. and a warmup with some sunshine to start with. but it's not going to be all sunshine. look what's falling in western pennsylvania. those are showers that will be arriving here during the afternoon and into the evening hours. so far, light rainfall and much of the area may only see -- much of our area may only see light rainfall today. there's a chance we'll get downpours with thunderstorms. that could happen this afternoon. the futurecast, 5:30 this morning, clouds are slowly moving in. the rain to the west, here comes the rain. first falling at 11:00 this morning. some showers moving into berks county, lancaster county, western lehigh county. that line will be on the move. look how it falls apart.
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not everybody is going to be seeing rain at the same time, though showers at 2:30 in the afternoon, just arriving in philadelphia, according to this commuter model. then it looks impressive as we go into the evening hours. the evening commute will see rain, windshield wipers are going from philadelphia through trenton, wilmington, dover and cape may. yes, you may hear rumbles of thunder into this evening. so during the day today, changing conditions. dry to start with and look at the warmup, 81 degrees in somerton, chestnut hill, near 80 degrees. showers develop in phoenixville and doylestown and the lehigh valley, bethlehem could see thunderstorms, 75 degrees later today. into the low 80s for haddon township, cooler at the shore, atlantic city and wildwood, afternoon showers and possibly a thunderstorm. 60s today. but the warmup for delaware, that's with us into the weekend. we could see some showers. but it will be drying out for philadelphia and the pennsylvania suburbs during the
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day on saturday. the last of the showers likely early in the morning. breezy for tomorrow. that will limit our temperatures to 70 degrees in philadelphia, delaware 67 degrees and look at sunday, beautiful. cool to start with, yes, but up to 70 in the afternoon with bright sunshine and less wind. another warmup on monday, 81 degrees with a chance of showers and thunderstorms for election day. that's the five-day forecast. seven day at the bottom of the screen, the ten-day outlook when i'm back in ten. >> see you for the ten-day in just a couple minutes. thanks, bill. we've been watching an issue on the northeast extension for your ride to work. >> jessica, bring us an update. >> we have a lane getting by on franconia township. earlier we did have all lanes closed. we have big backups by the scene. your alternate to get by is to take route 309 at least for now. we'll have updates as the
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morning progresses. here's 95 around the platt bridge. no problems or delays on to the bridge right now. no construction projects. that usually starts midday and begins around 9:00 a.m. we'll keep you updated there as well. emergency construction on the delaware memorial bridge now have three lanes open, heading into delaware. yesterday we had two lanes, the day before when we had that nasty backup, that was one lane open. right now we aren't seeing big delays heading into new jersey or at least from new jersey into delaware right now. no delays on 295 or the new jersey turnpike. >> jessica, thank you. 63 degrees right now. 19 minutes before 6:00 a.m. millions of dollars, that's the fine that uber is facing in pennsylvania. we'll tell you just how much money the state is fining the ride sharing service and what the company plans to do. let's take a live look right now, studios at 101.1 more f.m. radio stations all across the country will be honoring prince this morning.
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studios after 101.1 more f.m. in bala cynwyd. the singer's music is part of the regular play list but no doubt you'll hear more today. >> prince meant everything. the guy was an icon. was prince's music rock, r & b? it was everything. even prince didn't like labels. he was asked a question, how do you label your own music? he said inspirational. >> we have much more on the life and legacy of prince, on air and on our nbc 10 app this morning zblrch the ride sharing service uber agreed to pay 100 million today's settle a class-action lawsuit. >> the suit claimed uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors and are, therefore, entitled to reimbursement of expenses. meantime, pennsylvania's public utility commission voted to fine uber more than $11 million for operating without approval two
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years ago. uber drew criticism for continuing to operate in 2014 even after being givenç a ceas and desist order. a marine from malvern will be remembered. he was among a dozen marines killed when two helicopters collided off the coast of hawaii. mourners will attend a funeral mass for kennedy tomorrow morning. the military is still investigating that crash which happened during a routine night training mission off the north coast of hawaii. today a coalition of clergy, politicians, civil rights officials and unions will call on philadelphians to vote no on a proposal to abolish traffic court. the proposal is on next tuesday's primary ballot. it calls it an attack on citizens' rights. but those in favor say
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abolishing traffic court will cut corruption. following an fbi raid in 2011, seven judges and a court administrator were convicted in a ticket fixing scandal. 5:47 right now. neighbors in northeast philadelphia are trying to shut down a swingers club before it opens. >> they plan to open a new location in the former catering hall in holmesburg on frankford avenue. angry numbers flooded the civic occasion meeting last night to voice their concerns. many feel the adult venue will negatively impact their community's quality of life. >> you have a grade school around the corner. you have several catholic schools, st. dominick's, st. jerome's, st. katherine's, all with kids under eighth grade. they don't need to be exposed to this kind of stuff. >> work at the site has stopped for now. the commissioner of licenses and inspections says the department will not issue any licenses other than for the original intended use as a catering hall.
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now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 12 minutes before 6:00. we have a dry morning. we'll see sunshine, in fact, it is coming up in less than a half hour. the temperatures never got cool. they'll be coming up during the day today. needed rain, we haven't seen much lately. in fact, we haven't seen much since the beginning of march. we'll get showers and possibly a thunderstorm today. some of the computer models, including this one, showing light rainfall for our area. that's 8:30 this evening. 0.03, that's not much. during the late evening hours, this is when we could see heavier downpours, possibly even thunderstorms, pottstown, more than a third of an inch by midnight. still a few showers into early saturday morning. not everybody will get those downpours during the day. you may want to take an umbrella to be safe just in case. wind, that's light this morning. we'll see gusty winds develop
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this afternoon to warm things up. you may notice the warmup we're in for the bottom of the screen, your seven-day forecast. the radar, completely dry this morning. there the showers, light showers are moving through western pennsylvania. got a couple hundred miles to go before they make it to philadelphia. they will be moving in this afternoon, but you can expect activity like this, scattered light showers. during the afternoon hours, when we get those warmer temperatures, that's when we could see thunderstorm development. but so far, there's no sign of any heavy downpours. ten-day outlook, a few more chances of some rain. you get the showers today, passover this evening, 80 degrees this afternoon. breezy and cooler tomorrow. a few areas may see a couple spotty showers early in the morning, we'll quickly dry out and sunday night, chilly, then another warmup, 80 degrees monday çafternoon. and dry on monday, later on tuesday, election day, expect
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the showers to move in. voting probably easiest in the morning. by wednesday, we're dry again, 68 degrees. the temperatures back into the 70s on thursday. a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on thursday and then look at us dry out for the next weekend. friday and saturday, middle 70s. up to 73 degrees on sunday. so really nice for today and tomorrow. and next week we'll see temperatures elevated once again, above normal for this time of year. ten-day outlook at east once every half hour. tracy, vai? >> i love when we get to look at two weekends. we're almost to the weekend. but we have to get you to work. >> jessica boyington, give us a look at 295 and how the roads look for our commuters in south jersey. >> it looks okay so far. we don't have a lot of backups on many of the page ares. west deptford, 295 around route 130, no problems in either direction. if you are headed to the delaware memorial bridge,
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there's a 22-minute drive time from the 42 freeway. once you get to the bridge, remember, we do still have that emergency construction in place but we're doing much better today. three lanes are open, heading into delaware, only the left lane is closed this morning. out in franconia township, still watching to are that vehicle fire, causing big backups on the northeast extension headed southbound right around harleysville pike overpass. your alternate to get around this scene, take route 309. we're seeing huge backups there. also still construction on city avenue headed northbound around 54th street. it is slow back to cardinal avenue with the right lane closed. >> jessica, thank you. breaking news right now in camden. nbc 10 is live on haddon avenue where fire crews are trying to put out a house fire there. we have heard there may be injuries there. we're trying to confirm that right now. we're making phone calls. we'll have an update on this breaking news coming up in just a few minutes. new jersey governor chris christie is taking action and helping out a mom and her son.
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take a look. >> it has now been more than four months that we have been trying to get him a duplicate permit. >> oh, get out. >> hear what the governor personally did for the family after his driver's permit was ruined.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're watching the lehigh valley right now. this is 78 with no problems in either direction, as you can see, roads are still dry out there as well. we're good to go but it's not the same on all of our majors. we do have a problem on the northeast extension. i'll tell you all the details about that when i'm back in the 6:00 hour. >> the new jersey forest fire service is keeping a close eye on the pinelands as recent dry conditions have made the preserve prime for brush fires. fire officials are also claiming new fears raised by a national magazine article that predicts a wildfire disaster and inferno in the pinelands.
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certified forester and pinelands resident bob williams shared his concern in a new article in "rolling stone" magazine. he questions whether new jersey could become the scene of america's worst wildfire disaster. the story suggests that a dangerous combination of springtime weather conditions could lead to an apocalypse in the garden state. he says a wildfire could explode into an inferno, moving through heavy populated areas. moving as fast as any wire out west. >> it's been a long time since we've had a big fire. the forest keeps growing and accumulating fuels. >> i think it's not as dramatic as portrayed because of the prevention efforts we do and because of our staff. >> state officials admit if all the right elements came into play, a doomsday-like fire could break out. they insist the forest fire service and all of its partners are more than prepared to fight any fire in the pinelands. new jersey governor chris christie came to the aid of a mom in need. >> it all started with a call to his weekly radio show. >> it has now been more than four months that we have been trying to get him a duplicate permit.
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>> oh, get out. >> stacey called in to christie's "ask the governor" show on the radio, pleading for help after her son's driver's permit was damaged in the wash. thursday morning, the governor escorted 17-year-old isaac and his mom intoç the motor vehicl commissions office in south plainfield, middlesex county to get a replacement permit. >> you don't have to be frustrated and yell at the of it or radio. you can actually show up and get attention. >> christie calls it a memorable trip and hopes that the workers remember he could come back at any time. people are pausing to remember prince. ♪ purple rain purple rain >> how a hometown crowd paid tribute to the icon. plus, high school tragedy. hear what investigators are saying after a student died following a bathroom fight with other students.
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a live report, straight ahead.
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nbc 10 news starts now. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> remembering prince, an autopsy is schedule for today for the music legend. we'll show you some of the impromptu tributes for the iconic singer. >> seeing these people upset and crying, it's something that can never happen again. high school in mourning. an update into the investigation of a 16-year-old's death following the fight with other students in the bathroom. today we're tracking showers moving into the area. some neighborhoods could reach 80 degrees. it's already 63 degrees at 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's bring in bill henley. >> what i love about neighborhood watch, if the played at

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